Near Hamilton in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hamilton Airport- Hogan Field
The Hogan Family owned and operated what was known as the Hamilton Airport for over 52 years. Airplane owner and pilot, Carl "Pop" Muhlberger and aviation enthusiast and farmer, Joe Hogan, co-founded the airport in July 1929. Muhlberger taught Joe to fly and in return, Joe managed and maintained the field. During the Great Depression, Muhlberger could not afford to operate the airport, closing in July 1932. With financial backing from Joe's older brother, Charles, and their father, William, the family purchased and reopened the airport. Running the airport was a family affair. Joe taught his brothers, Bill, Bernie, and Art to fly. They raised money to run the airport by barnstorming, sightseeing flights, and flying lessons. Sisters, Mary Ann, Katie, and Loretta (Sauer), also flew. They, along with their mother Emma, helped run the airport and its restaurant.
The airport expanded after the passage of the Civil Pilot Training Act of 1939 and the Hogans trained pilots in partnership with Miami University. Additionally, the War Department leased the airport for pilot training under the Civil Aviation
Erected 2018 by Hamilton Community Foundation's Hogan Field Historical Marker Fund; The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number OHS 41- 9.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
Location. 39° 21.73′ N, 84° 31.48′ W. Marker is near Hamilton, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Airport Drive and Bobmeyer Road, in the median on Airport Drive. marker is in front of the administration building at the Butler County Regional Airport. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2820 E Airport Drive, Hamilton OH 45015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 milesWarren Gard (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Hollow Earth Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Symmes Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hamilton Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Hamilton Speech (approx. 3.1 miles away); Cosmopolitan No. 4 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Beckett Homesite (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 13, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.